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CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. A monster set makes superlatively oriental transformation (11)

9. Unfinished top copy (3)

10. Attack causing repugnance (9)

11. Spritely learner in fine arrangement (5)

13. State dispersed the French in Washington (7)

14. Mars Jason’s ship caught in the extremities of a whirlwind (3-3)

16. Florentine family lacking final directions for what the doctor prescribed (6)

18. Academic qualifications for the post (7)

19 And 21 Down. What one has done with a snippet - let’s have no more of that (3,2,3)

20. It’s part of the architect’s plan to provide uplift (9)

21. Have a bit of a low neck-line (3)

22. Assume the character of some painter, maybe (11)

DOWN

2. It’s put back among the cards (3)

3. Coming from the north, it can be piercing (5)

4. Don’t accept what’s added to the tip (6)

5. Men got a different composite picture (7)

6. This is not converting Japanese worshipper (9)

7. Beware the resident troglodyte (4-7)

8. Order a liqueur (11)

12. A firm test for the best eleven? (5,4)

15. Work in the theatre (7)

17. Spots undercover types near the end of the lane (6)

19. Serviceman is a big shot, by the sound of it (5)

21. See 19 Across

QUICK PUZZLE

ACROSS

1. Become fact (11)

9. Day before (3)

10. Powerlessness (9)

11. Implied (5)

13. Nine-pin (7)

14. Starve (6)

16. Soothe (6)

18. War-horse (7)

19. Dean (5)

20. Clothes-making (9)

21. Piece (3)

22. Charm (11)

DOWN

2. Hatchet (3)

3. Be (5)

4. Inflict (6)

5. Network (7)

6. Refuge (9)

7. Diploma (11)

8. Defined (11)

12. Comrade (9)

15. Italian woman (7)

17. Painter (6)

19. Number (5)

21. Jeer (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Mark; 3 Scaffold; 9 Somehow; 10 Oread; 11 Alternatives; 13 Escape; 15 Purser; 17 Readjustment; 20 Amass; 21 Carpets; 22 Dressing; 23 Ides.

Down: 1 Mistaken; 2 Remit; 4 Cowman; 5 Floriculture; 6 Oneness; 7 Dido; 8 Chiropodists; 12 Protests; 14 Cremate; 16 Duncan; 18 Emend; 19 Hand.

QUICK - Across: 1 Sift; 3 Pamphlet; 9 Another; 10 Rigid; 11 Within the law; 13 Rocket; 15 Absent; 17 Inconsolable; 20 Among; 21 Fitting; 22 Formerly; 23 Mesh.

Down: 1 Stalwart; 2 Flout; 4 Aerate; 5 Permeability; 6 Luggage; 7 Tidy; 8 Chaise longue; 12 Strength; 14 Candour; 16 Useful; 18 Bribe; 19 Half.